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Holtspur Bottom Butterfly Reserve


Word picture (Wordle) for Holtspur Bottom


Reserve leaflet
How you could help us
What you might see in March and April
What you might see in May and June
What you might see in July and August
What you might see from September to February
A plea for responsible behaviour

How to find us

Reserve map

Holtspur Bottom Reserve in Google maps

How we manage the reserve

Details and photos of previous work parties
Plants on the reserve

Butterflies you may see

Free butterfly ID guide
United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) data for Holtspur Bottom
Details of the transect followed at Holtspur Bottom

Moths and other insects

The complete list of moths recorded at Holtspur Bottom
Day-flying moths you may encounter at Holtspur Bottom
The Striped Lychnis moth
Striped Lychnis 2010 report | Striped Lychnis 2005 report
Dark Mullein

History of Holtspur Bottom

Holtspur Bottom Reserve map circa 2001
The early history of the Holtspur Valley

Holtspur Bottom Butterfly Reserve 2001 (Frank Banyard)
Holtspur Bottom Butterfly Reserve 2003 (Frank Banyard)
An appreciation of Holtspur Bottom Reserve and its creator (David Redhead)
Holtspur Bottom's insalubrious past

Photos and artwork

Artwork inspired by Holtspur Bottom
Artwork by pupils at Holtspur School 2014
Timelapse photos of Holtspur Bottom

Useful Links

Websites about butterflies and moths
Other nature reserves nearby
Local Natural History Groups
More on chalk grassland
Chalk grassland management
Resources for schools

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